• FEBRUARY 14, 2017
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    Valentine’s Day Tips

    Valentine’s Day Tips

    Be heart-healthy. Make A Date With Your Heart! February is American Heart Month, and Valentine’s Day is a great time to start taking steps to be heart-healthy. Prevent and control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke. Limit alcohol use. Maintain a healthy weight. Be active. Eat healthy.   Be

    • FEBRUARY 12, 2017
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    Talk with Your Doctor about Taking Aspirin Every Day

    Talk with Your Doctor about Taking Aspirin Every Day

    Taking aspirin every day can lower your risk for heart attack, stroke, and colorectal cancer. For most people, aspirin is safe. But it’s not right for everyone. Ask your doctor about taking aspirin every day if you are age 50 to 59 and you have any of these heart disease risk factors: Smoking High blood

    • FEBRUARY 27, 2017
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    Prevent Back Pain

    Prevent Back Pain

    One of the best ways to prevent back pain is to keep your back muscles strong. Follow these steps to help protect your back and prevent back pain: Do back-strengthening and stretching exercises at least 2 or 3 times a week. Stand straight and sit up straight. Avoid heavy lifting. If you do lift something

    • FEBRUARY 23, 2017
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    Prevent Allergies and Asthma Attacks at Home

    Prevent Allergies and Asthma Attacks at Home

    If someone in your family has allergies or asthma, make your home a healthier place by getting rid of the things that can cause allergy symptoms or an asthma attack. What can cause allergy symptoms or an asthma attack? Things that can cause allergy symptoms are called allergens. Asthma attacks can be caused by irritants (things